For all our horse lovers, we have something very special for you! With an exciting array of horses both large and small, young and old, participating in showing, displays, Shetland Pony Grand National, amateur Hack, Riding Horse, Cob classes and showjumping, the display is truly like no other. Everyone with an interest in horses will undoubtedly be there, so don’t miss out on this amazing day and come along to experience quality equestrian for yourself.


Come and see our amazing display of Heavy Horses, driving, scurries including private single and pairs classes. There will also be showing competitors from all over the country, from elegant side saddle to tiny tots on lead reins. Thursday sees Hunter classes and young stock classes, the prestigious Cuddy Qualifier along with 31 other Horse of the Year Show qualifiers.

Show Jumping

The South of England Show provides a fantastic opportunity to see every aspect of equestrian sport, including International showjumping with classes designed by the 2012 Olympic course builder Bob Ellis. This year showjumping will take place on all three days in the Balcombe ring, as well as the in the Ardingly ring, where you can watch the Grand Prix spectacular, along with the International Stairway class. See timetable for full details of event locations and timings.

Heavy Horse Village

No agricultural show would be complete without heavy horses and this year we are looking forward to a spectacular turnout from a wide variety of breeds. Competitors go to enormous lengths to groom and prepare these gentle giants of the agricultural world before they take centre-stage in the main Ardingly Ring, so come along to the Heavy Horse Village, get up close, talk with their owners and discover more about one of our most popular breeds.